Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Project Manager

Employment Opportunity at Mural Arts! – Project Manager

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mural Arts Philadelphia (MAP) is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. It is a public private partnership with the City of Philadelphia. For over e decades, MAP has united artists and communities through a collaborative and equitable process, creating nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people, stimulate dialogue, and build bridges of understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, and public art and its preservation.

Mural Arts is currently seeking an individual to join our staff as a project manager. This position is with the City of Philadelphia and based in MAP. It is a full-time position that is responsible for the development and execution of a portfolio of public art projects largely rooted in our partnership with city government. This position requires an individual who is a creative yet practical thinker, can collaborate with a variety of people inside and outside our organization, and has the ability to problem-solve.

The projects will be a mix of long term and those that require a quicker turn around. The position requires an individual who can quickly assess a new opportunity, identify the resources needed to achieve it, and coordinate with all of the necessary stakeholders to successfully execute projects on schedule and within budget. Building strong and lasting relationships with community members and the public sector is a key responsibility of the Project Manager. The position serves as an ambassador for the city and Mural Arts at all times while accompanying artists and community through their creative process.

Commitment to the mission and values of the Mural Arts Philadelphia, a solid work ethic, and ability to work on a team engaged in complex collaborations are critical to success in this position.

Responsibilities include:

Logistics management
Budget development, monitoring and compliance
Managing contracts and performance expectations
Communication with the full range of stakeholders including community members, funders, internal staff
Managing artists, assistant artists, and other contractors
Partnership development and maintenance
Public engagement
Planning and implementation of project-specific public meetings, events and programs
Collaborating on project-specific marketing and public relations efforts
Compliance with internal project management protocols

Qualifications:

At least three years’ experience in project management
A creative and collaborative problem solver
Ability to be a good culture traveler with a commitment to equity and inclusion
Experience with budget management and a solid record of bringing projects in on time and on budget.
The project manager must be able to juggle many tasks with grace and ease and maintain focus in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.
Experience and ability to conduct public presentations and moderate/facilitate public conversations
Possess a valid driver’s license, with access to their own car
Ability to work a limited number of nights and weekends
Background in the visual arts or other creative processes; knowledge of public, contemporary, social practice and/or street art or muralism is a plus.

nterested candidates should send cover letter, resume and references to Nick Gibbon, Manager of Project Administration at nick.gibbon@muralarts.org

This position provides a rich benefit package. Salary range is 40 to 45K.

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